Search Results: "Janne Teller"


BOOK REVIEW

NOTHING by Janne Teller
FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"Gorgeously lyrical, as abetted by Aitken's translation, and dreadfully bleak. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
The seventh graders of Tæring School are much like any others, until Pierre Anthon has an existential crisis, climbs a tree and refuses to come back to school. Read full book review >

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TELLER by Frederick Weisel
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"A sophisticated, literary whodunit that proves lives are harder to solve than crimes."
Biographies are as telling as clues in this smartly written debut mystery set in California wine country. Read full book review >

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THE TELLER by Jonathan Stone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2015

"Stone's excellent writing triumphs over the novel's weaknesses."
An ordinary life is turned upside down in this exploration of an impulse gone wildly wrong. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2002

"A stunning example of authorized biographer as muckraker."
British novelist/historian Jones (The Buchan Papers, 1997, etc.) exposes the falsehoods of a recently deceased and renowned world citizen. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"A doggedly thorough investigation, though missing a few psychological clues. (b&w photos, not seen)"
An elementary life of the writer, historian, and activist who wanted to be remembered as more than "just" the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Read full book review >

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THE FORTUNE TELLER by Gwendolyn Womack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A well-worn template with entertaining embellishments."
An ancient manuscript seems to predict the future—including the dangerous journey set in motion by the woman who discovers it. Read full book review >

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THE STORY-TELLER by Patricia Highsmith
Released: June 15, 1965

"As before, Patricia Highsmith keeps her story teeter-tottering between the intent to kill and the actuality and it is handled with the niggling nastiness she manages so well."
The story-teller is Sydney Bartleby who lives in an old house in rural England with his wife, Alicia; he writes tv scripts; she paints; they quarrel. Read full book review >

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THE FORTUNE-TELLER by Paul B. Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A predictable but not entirely earnest chase, with a page count that may draw readers wearied or intimidated by the ongoing flood of doorstopper epics. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
An evil wizard bent on seizing the clockwork head that holds the secret to all the world's magic takes up the chase again in this middle volume. Read full book review >

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THE STORY TELLER by Margaret Coel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

The Story Teller ($21.95; Oct. 1; 256 pp.; 0-425-16538-8): The disappearance of an irreplaceable, historic, and deadly Arapaho ledger book from a museum whose staffers claim it was never in their collection: a fourth case for attorney Vicky Holden and her barely platonic friend Father John O'Malley (The Dream Stalker, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE UNEMPLOYED FORTUNE-TELLER by Charles Simic
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

In this short collection of essays (some previously published in Antaeus and other literary reviews), Pulitzer Prizewinning poet Simic (Hotel Insomnia, 1992, etc.) brings off a masterfully casual beauty, whether discussing the creation of poetry and the poet's social role, praising food and the blues, or relating the travails of youth. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"Solid if unexciting fare."
A straightforward literary travel guide that takes us through Bangkok, Malacca, and other points east. Read full book review >

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EXEGESIS by Astro Teller
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A light, clever, and entertaining—if rather predictable- -programmer's fantasy that toys with the implications of higher technology as it affects and interacts with us humans. (Book-of- the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club featured selection; author tour)"
The grandson of hydrogen-bomb creator Edward Teller, himself a Ph.D. student in artificial intelligence at Carnegie Mellon, makes his fiction debut with this playful Frankenstein remake featuring an ambitious young doctoral candidate and the piece of thinking software she loves. Read full book review >